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to be transferred to the city. i have been keeping those, we have kept those in mind as we have discussed these properties internally and physical figuring out what the best plan is for all of these and we'll be producing these to you today. first the transbay parcels and what we are talking about here is one that we own now, we only own one, it's block 11b which is purple. and then we have options to purchase in the if the two other park parcels and block 10 in the corner. so like i said i'm not going through the enforceable obligation discussion because there is a lot of information in your memo and if you have questions i will answer. i'm going skip right to the disposition plan for those. for 11b and 3, so for parks, 11 b and 3. we have the same disposition. we would basically just retain those temporarily to fulfill our development obligation. we would ensure that they are developed as parks and then once they are developed as parked we transfer them to the city and the city would maintain them using funds with funds from the community benefit districts that would be formed in the fu
it to the city or whatever the relevant public entity is to own it and operate it in the future. or no. 2, we can retain some property, but only if we are to fulfill a first obligation and we have terminated -- interpret that to mean an obligation. the state department of finances has indicated to us in other conversations that they this i that we should transfer other obligations like property management obligation of the city. when i'm talking about retaining something, i'm talking about a development obligation. then the third, if the property doesn't fall into those two then it has to be sold. there is only an exception to that and the law which is that if it's a property that it's a very narrow exception if it was a property that would identify a specific use for a redevelopment plan, then in that case it has to be transferred to the city. i have been keeping those, we have kept those in mind as we have discussed these properties internally and physical figuring out what the best plan is for all of these and we'll be producing these to you today. first the transbay parcels and what we are t
utilize the cities list as well to get the broadest reach. >> finally, i would like to say that we recognize that there were communication issues in the first bid, 50-5 # and in my presentation i mentioned the layers of communication. defer did mention we are now using a three layered communication system, we are e-mailing, faxing and telephoning. when you start a project there may be discrepancies in the data. as we engage more and more contractors and defer has created his data base, that is flushed out and we expect that communication to improve as we go forward. thank you. >> thank you. just a note on the time for our meeting today. we will be suggesting to this commission that we continue our closed session item. so don't sense is escence se censure yourself. this is an informational item. are there any questions or comments? thank you very much. thank you to our presenters. we look forward to working with you all in the future. madam secretary please call next item. >> item c final workshop on the long range property management plan pursuant section 43191.5 semi below bill.
hud. the city uses that money to pay hud and that hasn't been happening and the city is owed about $1.4 million. in addition we all know that the main tenant, yoesh san francisco is in an agreement proceeding. i know a memo was provided to the commission that gave a lot more information about this. so given all of that, it's likely it's very likely that the city is going to foreclose on its city interest. from that scenario, the disposition plan would be for either the success or agency to work with the city but the success or agency to work together or transfer it's interest to the city and have the city sell them so it can reconfer -- recover as much as possible the $5.5 million construction loan. anything other would be considered program plan because it was purchased with the program renewal funds. if nothing happens and the ground lease reman's in place, they have rights for the ground lease inform that case we are proposing that we still transfer the property to the city, have the city take over as the landlord for governmental purpose for the same reason because they are be
that not only the tower, not only this man-built edifice here is a symbol of the city but also the green space on which it sits and the hill to which is rests. to understand them, you have to understand the topography of san francisco. early days of the city, the city grows up in what is the financial district on the edge of chinatown. everything they rely on for existence is the golden gate. it's of massive importance to the people what comes in and out of san francisco bay. they can't see it where they are. they get the idea to build a giant wooden structure. the years that it was up here, it gave the name telegraph hill. it survived although the structure is long gone. come to the 1870's and the city has growed up remarkably. it's fueled with money from the nevada silver mines and the gold rush. it's trying to be the paris of the west. now the beach is the suburbs, the we will their people lived on the bottom and the poorest people lived on the top because it was very hard getting to the top of telegraph hill. it was mostly lean-to sharks and bits of pieces of houses up here in the beginnin
as i left the hunters point cac, there was a new system that the city had implemented to track local hire and particularly construction jobs. so it would be great if thor or anyone can give an update in that process as far as reviewing and local hiring and do we have better data at this point? >> before, george bridges is a senior compliance specialist. the system for tracking is one that the city and county of san francisco uses and one that we use now. it's been going on for a couple of years. there is ways to figure out that module to track, the hunters view and the alice griffith residents, bayview residents. there is ways to track it and george bridges can talk a little bit more about that process an we are always learning from best practices from the city as well an vice versa. >> good afternoon, commissioners, george bridges. when a project goes out to bid we set up the project in elations. it's a pay roll tracking system. on weekly basis the developer has the general contractor and all the subz submit on weekly bases. it used to be submitted on paper form. the data on each em
role with the city with regard to the expansion project designed impacts on the gardens. your job is protecting integrity of the gardens, the quality of the gardens and i'm sure you want to and i'm sure you can. i think it's possible. there is a lot of good possibilities in expansion project but there are also a lot of negative impacts and what brought this into focus was the architects told us that children's garden has to go and that it's in the way. that's not your decision to make. that's what this letter makes. that's your decision to make. what happens to that garden, where should it go. i'm here today to urge you and your staff that they have to treat you as equal partner with regard to the redesign of the guarders that project will require. that they come to you and work on alternative and come up with a best solution possible for all concerned. thank you. >> slater. hi, my name is karen slater an artist at the shipyard. i'm here for the arts. we have a statement. i have a copy for you all. founded in 1995, star has worked for many years to protect the vision and realit
their flexibility and in responding to the options that we put forward and we also appreciated forest city accepting the idea that some of these ten sendcies will exist at the water front site beyond their entitlement dates and when we first negotiated the dna there was a thought that we might deliver the whole site clean free of tenants and we have done work with both parties to get more comfortable with the longer term leasing. >> is the current estimate that in the first five years, given that the forest city is in the development that they will not probably face that relocation issue but it could be the case after five years? >> that is right. >> okay. that is the summary, okay. >> and any further questions or comments? >> all in favor? >> aye. >> aye. >> and okay. resolution, number, 13-45 has passed. >> and 13-46. >> sorry 13-46 as well. >> thank you. >> item 10 a. request authorization to enter into a grant agreement with san francisco planning and urban research association ("spur") for the "adapting to rising tides: mission creek san francisco, california" project. (resolution no. 13-47. >>
been a long-time coming. over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepodge of transit options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have changes during the san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe ruth, ushering in the electric city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction. and in 1909, voters went to the polls and created a bond measure to create the people's railway. would become a reality three years later. on december 28, 1912, mayor sonny rolph introduced the new geary electric streetcar line and the new san francisco railway. that he said would be the nucleus that would host the city. and san francisco gave further inc
's will be going bankrupt and you are going to transfer it to the city. it's all the same thing. it's the city. it might have different departments it's a city. that's a pity because you treat us like, let me say this ladies and gentlemen, i am sick and tired of being sick and tired of all these 20 years. i'm right in the motion of disrupting this whole ocean. mission bay, hunters point, all that, what they call it file an injunction to stop everything. this is the beginning that you are going to come saturday to see all the millions that you invested from before you were even born has failed missably in the western district. you hear everything else. one thing is for sure, it ain't no mystery. all you have to do is check your history. now i'm happy that you are coming out. i believe she's worked with the feeling better. we'll see now what happens. >> okay. thank you very much. long range property management plan we have our meeting on november 19th to actually approve it. are there any questions either on the items we talked about today which are the ones to be determined draft plans or on p
must be understood that is coming into city hall is coming into belly of the beast. everything in city hall is ripping off those public assets and corporate interest. as private citizens there are barriers to keep us from learning the truth and barriers to keep us out of city hall and barriers to speaking. you don't see it on camera, the supervisors have no reservation about showing their contempt while we are talking. the virtue of democracy depends on empowering the vigilant and that is why the supervisors deserve the greatest contempt. it's a complete reversal of accomplishment of democracy. marry antonette who is not in on the graph. most of the people in this room know that, david chiu had me arrested in september of 201 1. i have been doing this for a number of years. for those that are knew it comes as a complete shock to learn how antidemocratic and how dishonest the graph of city hall are. city hall has become a marketplace where public officials trade public assets for some benefits to their careers. what is happening in the public library is an example to every city departm
proposal. i know we don't have a conclusion by the city as to who is the custodian. i guess we can recommend participate, influence n this decision we're not going to leave it to the city >> the public works m m report put forth a number of models and packets that are triumphed to the commission this model where the fee title is owned by the city but a third party essence is ground leased the fundamental principles of how the gardens were created creating this after much litigation and strive but making sure we've got the tools to maintain that. and the commission and now the folks are the caregivers and making sure the growth principles to allow what was created through this participatory process continues. so certainly the commission can make recommendations in the whereass and to encourage, urge the city. the city has accepted and agreed to operate it as a single asset as it is today. the city has agreed and looking seriously to those models that were distributed the thofrt model or the kind of separate nonprofit model. and then as part of the capital approaches to making sure,
these street sweeping campaigns in the city. she started with kids. they had an exhibition at city hall. city officials heard about her efforts and they invited her to this facility. we thought it would coincide with our efforts to get folks to recycle, it is a great educational tool. since then, we have had 95 professional artists come through. >> how has the program changed over the years? how has the program -- what can the public has an artist engage with? >> for the most part, we worked with metal and wood, what you would expect from a program like ours. over the years, we tried to include artists and all types of mediums. conceptual artists, at installation, photographers, videographers. >> that has really expanded the program out. it is becoming so dynamic right now with your vision of interesting artists in gauging here. why would an artist when to come here? >> mainly, access to the materials. we also give them a lot of support. when they start, it is an empty studio. they go out to the public area and -- we call it the big store. they go out shopping, take the materials that, and ge
conversations with the city about this and with these stake holders out there and yes, -- yerba buena gardens and the plans are to transfer the assets of the city and continue to manage in some unified fashion. and the city has stated publically they are committed to keeping them together and managing them together but the exact management structure has yet to be determined whether it be some city department or separate non-profit or possibly some separate authority. but the estimated transfer date here is sometimes 2015, probably. and the city could then continue to use the funds from these leases, all the leases would transfer. they can use the funds to operate the gardens, but the money for the capital improvement is another thing that has yet to be determined but we are looking into several options about the city about how capital improvements can be used in the future for yerba buena gardens. and finally other properties, i have two, the fillmore heritage center and the garage and commercial air rights parcel and then the foods co-property which is land we own adjacent to bayview hunters
to do to make our city better. >> where do you place yourself on the political spectrum? are you more progressive, centrist, or more on the conservative side? >> that's a really challenging question because, i mean, throughout the campaign i made sure that i didn't define myself as either because i think that what it does is in a lot of ways, it divides our city. i think clearly when you have a desire to run, you have a desire to serve. you really care about what happens in san francisco. you just have a different way of which you believe we should go about doing that. and i just think that i don't necessarily see myself in one particular category because i have different feelings about different situations based on my various experiences of growing up in the city. and, so, my, my, my commitment to san francisco trumps any ideaology i might have. i mean, i'm going to need to make decisions that impact people's lives. i have to make sure that i'm being responsible in those decisions and i can't let ideology get in the way of that. >> it seems the city is dealing with complicated issues
approved several projects to make the city better >> commissioner wu. >> a commission comment is not the right place but there are diverse issues on that. >> i would second that comment in addition to this morning there was an encouraging article that mayor lee supervisors kim, avalos, campos and count ii all are trying to find ways to mitigate the crisis we're obviously in. >> if there's nothing further department service directors announcements and a good afternoon, commissioners just a couple of items that. >> i thought i'll talk about my trip to detroit. i went for a symposium on cities. it's postindustrial cities that are suffering severe population loss. it was a very interesting symposium in the cities from that part of the country postindustrial cities were represented 14 of those cities. on the other hand, it's discouraging to see for example, detroit 40 percent of the parcels are vacant land but the streets are in the morning used 50 percent of the city is not vacant and the medium appraise price of that house is $8,000 in the city. having said that detroit is an ex
>> what are your thoughts on the city's economic development? do you think we're on the right track? >> i think we're on the right track, but i think that unfortunately it allows the rich to get richer and it doesn't have a place for the middle class and the poor in our city. and i think that part of what we have to do as a city when people are interested in economic development opportunities in our city, they need to be a part of our city. and it's not just about giving out free gifts or giving out free turkeys or giving out free anything. it's about what type of job opportunities, what type of internships, what type of commitment are you going to have to the most vulnerable residents of our city? how are we going to impact lives? you're basically -- this is a great economic opportunity maybe for you and the city, but how does this directly impact residents of the city? so, i think we have to do a better job in making those connections. >> let's talk a little about the issue of sports, the role of sports in the city's economic future. are you supportive of the plans for the new war
comes word that a kansas city icon boulevard brewing has city icon boulevard brewing has been sold to a huge belgium been sold to a huge belgium brewer, and some are wondering brewer, and some are wondering if craft beer will get too big if craft beer will get too big to remain distinctively to remain distinctively american. american. >> this is a great time for >> this is a great time for craft beer. craft beer. a great time to be in the scene, a great time to be in the scene, and it's a lot of money. and it's a lot of money. >> americans have a nearly >> americans have a nearly insatiable historic love of insatiable historic love of beer. beer. 200 million barrels are brewed 200 million barrels are brewed in the u.s. annually. in the u.s. annually. but not all beer is the same. but not all beer is the same. craft beer is not your father's craft beer is not your father's suddens. craft does not belong suddens. craft does not belong in your red to go cup. in your red to go cup. you don't chuck, you sip, you you don't chuck, you sip, you savor it. savor it. >> i love craft beer be
bindles and a co- author of how the city's are fixing our fragile developed. please welcome them to planet one. (clapping). thank you gentlemen all for coming. bruce cats let begin with you. we'll get down to some specification. you write that the great recession was a rude way. call thrills about that. first of all, that you for letting me be here. i think what led to the great recession was a miss guided growth model which basically said we can grow an economy consumed by department and focus on the meveng around homebuilding but the funds would tells us we need to grow an economy and debris i quite frankly as president in the region it's fueled by ideas and manufacturing because those are linoleum are linked powered by carbon and driven by exports and dmroenl engagement but we build a economy like that we can begin to grow better jobs but the last exactly we went from 80 million to 1 hundred and 70 million people. in theory we want people to restructure the economy from one growth populated to another. well, the federal government has left the building and they don't seem to be coming
, if we go back to the industrial revolution, in 1800 about 2% of people lived in a city of a million or more. so 2% of the people on the planet were in a large city. by 1900 it was 10%, by 1950 it was 25%, by 2008 it was 50%, and the projection is we're looking at somewhere around 75% of people on the planet living in a major city by the middle of this sent re. so, again, roughly the current population of the planet will be the urban population by the middle of the century. the third factor isly to havallization, and it's based, i think, just in the mechanics of moving heavy stuff that most cities have traditionally been on coastlines. if you look at megacities in particular, ten million or more, 21 out of the 25 largest cities are east directly on a coastline or on a major river delta. there are only four megacities that are not, moscow, beijing, tehran and mexico city. all the other major ten million cities or more on the planet are coastal cities. why is that? because it's a lot easier to move heavy things by water than land, so trade has traditionally been sea borne or river born
will be in june and july. the construction at the city attorney luke's will begin in february of 2015. both hospitals are scheduled to be opened in 20019 or sooner. we look forward to a successful project on time and budget with worker safety being our focus. we have mayor ed lee and mike the san francisco trades council dr. mike and chief of staff at cpmc and mayor logan. mayor ed lee please step up to the podium (clapping.) thank you, very much for working with us again. this is a day we've looked forward to for quite some time. i know our community partners have worked really hard with our board of supervisors with lou girard to come together with our health officials and make an agreement that is right inform san francisco. i know this is the first of two announcements that we look forward to. this compass invaluable in the center of where a lot of activity are will have at least a 3 hundred and 2 bed and we look forward to having a similar announcements on the st. luke's campus to create a service hospital there as well. i can't tell you you how excited we are and we'll reminder each o
infrastructure systems are actually paying for it. narrator: cities and municipalities across the united states are now facing this funding gap, between projected revenue and projected expenses, as they strive to maintain water quality and meet demand. new york is the most densely populated city in the u.s. and over 40 million tourists visit the city every year. the 1.3 billion gallons of water required every day are delivered by a system of extraordinary scale and complex engineering. man: water is essential to the economic viability of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it dow
app. >>> miles scott wage batkid for a day and saved san francisco -- i mean gotham city -- today. >> if you want to see how the day of batkid went, we'll recap that in about eight minutes. a san francisco supervisor is on damage control tonight following what some are calling his negative post about today's batkid event. tonight eric mar plans himself. >> san francisco supervise errorric -- supervisor eric mar sent this out. writing waiting for miles the batkid and wondering how many thousands of san francisco kids living off food stamps could have been fed off the money. would you take that tweet back? >> i would have reworded it and said i love miles and the inspiration but i'm concerned about the 20,000 kids that live on food stamps and 50,000 that are food insecure. >> mar was gladded on social media. saying he should be cheering miles rather than politicize the event. mar is happy for miles but despite the help of thousands of volunteers it was expensive. >> when the police chief and the time-out from important meetings and security and street closure and billy stadium in t
for government to step in. the city and county of san francisco could facilitate price transparency in a variety of ways. the city and county could require that health plan maintain robust and quality tools. second it could ask its health plan partners to work toward eliminating gag clauses from providers in they prohibit the health plan from sharing information with their patients. it could require the health care provider report what claims and hospital claims dollars are running through contracts that limit sharing pricing quality information with patient members. third, the city and county of san francisco in order to make sure it meets its few dishary process -- >> i'm waiting for my colleagues to come in from their air quality board, so we're going to take a five minute recess. >> okay. >> or else we're going to break form here. so we'll do that. if we can go into a five minute recess and we'll we'll pick up where we left off at. >>> welcome back everyone to the budget and financial committee meeting for wednesday the 6th. again, i appreciate everyone who is come being in attendance
. i'll go over the punch line again. i said what the city of san francisco can do. as a large purchaser, it could require that its contracted plans maintain robust price transparency tools for their patient members and can that they work toward eliminating the gag claws of providers so there's not holes to consumers about what different providers might cost in terms of their out of pocket liability. what i was about to say is the city of san francisco, in order to make sure it meets its fiduciary duties could have all contract plans could offer discloses. any third party vendor contracted by the city and county so analyze on make information available to consumers. the city could consider building its own data base to design to produce robust information by its citizens. the only thought i have to add that people live or work in san francisco may seek care outside the city's boundaries or may live elsewhere and come into the city to work, the city could play a role in providing state wide of this kind. the city could work to insure that health care providers have informati
assembly is here. and commissioners and staff and everybody from the city family our city attorney thank you for your wonderful work. wonderful work. (clapping) ladies and gentlemen in those times in those moments when people like phyllis stooped and said we're not going to take discrimination we're going to do something about it. when stuart and john looked for courage in people and they found one person among in one person who used the power of his office to make history by also to express the love of this city because that's the most important thing you love the city you do what's right no matter what the consequences that that's what gavin newsom has done. courage respect, love for the city and love for the people (clapping) >> lieutenant govern gavin newsom (clapping) thank you, mayor human resources how you all feeling? >> (clapping) >> what a day. a special day. let me thank you, mayor. i want to thank mayor lee foreour stuartship and support for the cause. and thank you, mayor lee for appointing me to the board i had the privilege of getting involved in the marriage partnershi
of the sunshine ordinance and the brown act. they then next directed a city employee to release the letter on official stationery to the san francisco bay guardian and to the public. after we raised these questions, they said we'll track it after it had been used legally. today i will discuss specifics about this letter. today i just want to ask this. did mr. herrera learn to act illegally from the library commission or vice versa. personally, i think they have been colluding so long to e evade the law it's simply second nature for now. this was done completely unlawfully violation of the brown act all of this was done with private conversations between those board members led by gomez who is already recommended for removal. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon. the libraries action go on and compound. but the supervisors, your body is looking the other way and so you are complicity is very sad and inappropriate thing. last week i mentioned in the cover story i said it had problems that included the size of the friends group operation for example not just providing a party with
the world, and is still in use in many cities today. but cities constructed these systems before treatment was the standard. and even today's largest treatment plant doesn't have the capacity to treat the sudden volumes of water rushing through a combined system during rain. the plant is overloaded, and the excess rainwater, mixed with untreated raw sewage, is diverted straight into local waterways, creating a combined sewer overflow, or cso. there are over 700 communities in the united states with combined sewer systems. the other approach was to separate wastewater from stormwater, using two pipe networks. this separate system simply carries the stormwater away from the city. but even separate systems pollute the watershed. in developed areas, concrete and other impervious services prevent water from naturally soaking into the land. as the rainwater moves over the roads and concrete expanse, it captures trash and invisible chemicals, sending them straight to the nearest waterway -- untreated. when engineers first designed america's water infrastructure -- the drinking water, wastewater,
and the special jewels that are the urban villages we live in. i ran for office because i wanted to serve the city and protect all that is so special about san francisco. >> what lessons did you learn after campaigning for supervisor? >> san franciscans are incredibly interested in their city government, local politics, and making sure that we remain the most amazing city in the world. i learned that san franciscans during campaign read everything they are sent in the mail. they love to meet the candidates and engage in conversations with them. i learned how important it is to build bridges between different communities, particularly communities of diversity that we have. i was incredibly honored to have been elected in november of 2008. >> where do you place yourself on the political spectrum? >> i consider myself someone who shares the progressive values that many sentences can hold dear. we have been a beacon to the rest of the world region that many sentences skins hold dear. we have been a beacon to the rest of the world for those. >> you are president of the board. describe the role of the o
the pointed of living in the city i have 35 people who was born in the city and county of san francisco that lives near. i understand your requester honestly the cheatness and availability of conference and tools like a hub make it easier to get a job it's not demographics. the reason you have hiring here is because it's san francisco but it's not going to be a good place for back manufacturing >> how many people in this room were born in san francisco. all right. 4 human resources how many people went to college in the bay area so i presume all of the rest of you are imports. how many people have children that were born here? >> how many people worry about the lottery system. i think we have one more question. can you actually walk up to the mike right here. oh, did you have a question? yeah. right here >> one question i would like to ask you technology has made corruption much easy and if you could ask san francisco what policies would make it easier either the city level or national level what are some of the careers from the police society who what would it be. >> access to v
in more than 60 different locations in our city. we're making it vent and part of the way we live in this very quality area of the san francisco bay area. city government installed 40 percent of those free charging stations 90 in our garages and airport. we add to that our fleet is 1 hundred percent alternative fuel bio electric or diesel fuel. again, thank you for your leadership you've been working on those vehicles but in those complicated areas of the apartment buildings that don't have a clear ownership or leadership in some of those buildings and because of the murpt charge st. a they've helped 34 apartment buildings across this area. whether it's our own employees or for the public-private companies they're playing an important role in making e v infrastructure available in our city. our department environment has been working with the business council to reach out to the entire business community in san francisco and help companies start the process of making themselves e v ready. mufrdz and clean energy and technical companies are working with the good times and company o
city known for everything that we do here in terms of the structures and the entertainment and the sports that we provide is equal to our stature and i think that is not to ignore some of the considerations that we have in the neighborhoods and others. and we just need to keep working on step by step and, so this is just one more step in the process and it is meant to be answer to everything and i think that is the way that we understand it and the commission and we expect and look forward to having more progress reports. on all of the other components as well and because this is just one component that we saw today. thank you very much. >> commissioners, i just wanted to take a moment also, to expand on the president's mention of the advisory committee meeting. and just to let the commission and the vote know that there will be an advisory committee at pier one. today, this evening, at 6:30, we will be able to hear this presentation in more detail and will be more of an opportunity for the members of the public to delve into all of the issues that were raised here and then
a strong. and we do want to have success for everyone in the city. and everybody in some way including the kids in my family all touched muni in one way so it's a major transit mode we want to support and when it comes to saves they have to be a safe place for everyone. thank you to all the offered and the people and the entire safety compliment that works directly with metropolitan and as well as our police department. only on a day to day basis but they've been there with our officers to supplement all that the muni needs to do. we've invested in the improvement of our public safety. this summer as you heard chief and i and others in the technology world in the city likewise our officers to save time and allowing them to use smart phones that are connected no to the system that our attorney general has. we also invested in the community ambassador program to get them trained. those are residents of people that live in the tenderloin south of market in the bay view or vigilance valley they're walking the streets they can be the additional eyes and areas working with our police departm
's spaces you can have meetings, presentations from job squad or from other city staff when it comes to talking about access, compliance and responsiveness. thank you. >> thank you. any other members of the public who would like to make comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. are there any other commissioner comments? i'd just like to thank both of you for coming and thank you for the good work you do 'cause you guys have been out there in the community, i've been hearing about it. your work with the office of small business has been great. i like the collaboration with the two of those so i want to thank you for that. we're all working together as a team for small business, so thank you. >> thank you. >> next item. >> next item is item number six, discussion on the package of policy recommendations from the accessible parking policy advisory committee to increase access and placard misuse. we'll have a presentation. >> welcome. >> thank you. so i'm bob planthold. i chair cal transresponse to their ada lawsuit settlement. i was part of this process and even before that i hel
. >> on those problems, san francisco and even california are not alone. other cities across the country have tried to tackle the problem that people with disabilities can't find parking when and where they need it. the slide you're looking at shows a map of the united states and a small portion of canada. the 11 dots represent cities that the city surveyed for best practices. they include philadelphia, houston, new york, chicago and arlington, virginia. we heard from disability rights advocates in some of these cities and cities that have various policies in place to find out what has worked for them. looking at these best practices it bake clear that all successful programs took an approach that integrated three elements -- first, provide for blue zones; second, conduct sufficient enforcement for black placard use and blue zone use, and third, charge placard holders at the meter. we also discovered that cities had only implemented one or two of these were not as successful. houston established a very rigorous enforcement program giving out 12,000 plus citations a year, but it wasn't unti
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